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Nothing irritates me more than Unsolicited Parenting Advice…especially when comes from someone who has never had children!
I’ve noticed since having Emma when people see us the always ask us how she is doing; what is she doing new, is she sleeping all night, is she eating everything in site, is she walking/crawling, talking…you know the usual stuff…
Usually after we tell them about her…we get a bunch of unsolicited advice! And it doesn’t matter if the person has children or not. Now I welcome suggestions and even some forms of advice, but when it crosses over to you telling what I NEED to do with my child, as if I don’t know what I’m doing we have a problem. And again…if you never have had children or raised a child you probably shouldn’t comment AT ALL!!
And if you have children you should totally understand how it makes another parent feel when unsolicited advice is given!
Over the weekend Darrick and I encountered someone that tried to tell us what we are doing wrong when it comes to Emma’s sleeping pattern. We were polite about it and gave a sarcastic response but we are in agreement that the next person will get an earful and will question themselves before offering advice to anyone!!!
How do you handle Unsolicited Advice????
Let it go in one ear and out the other!
Smile say Thank You and Keep Moving…
Never let anyone make you feel inferior!! You know your child better than anyone…so don’t let people make you feel as if you don’t know what you are doing! Dont give them that power over you!!!